Benson Hotel

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13 expert recommendations


DK Eyewitness

Built in 1912 by noted lumber baron and philanthropist Simon Benson, this stately hotel is filled with marble and polished Russian walnut details.



The Benson has hosted most every president since it opened in 1913. Full review →


Forbes Travel Guide Tick Recommended

The majestic Benson was designed and built to be the first world-class hotel west of the Mississippi River, and it remains one of Portland’s premier establishments today. Full review →


Frommer's 33

Built in 1912, The Benson exudes old-world sophistication and elegance. Full review →


Gayot 48

This is considered Portland's classiest hotel, and it's valued as a local treasure. Whatever your needs, this hotel sets out to meet them. Full review →



Portland’s grande dame, with traditional decor plus a steakhouse and local watering hole, in the center of the city's thriving downtown. Full review →


Lonely Planet

The lobby is at this decadent hotel is lined with walnut and filled with huge chandeliers, marble floors and an elegant bar-restaurant. Full review →


Michelin Guide

Lumber baron Simon Benson completed this grand hotel in 1913, and its opulence has endured.


Oyster 4.0

The Benson is a landmark hotel with the classic elegance and grandeur of a historic property. Full review →


Rough Guide

The spot for visiting dignitaries and celebs, this classy hotel has a superb walnut-panelled 1912 lobby, and a wide range of rooms, suites and penthouses with modern appointments.


Star Service Tick 4

This is a funkier version of Raffles but without the palm trees, a little more rain, and less attention to detail. Full review →


The Telegraph 8.0

From the opulent lobby to the renowned Crystal Ballroom, this historic downtown Portland hotel oozes old-money style and elegance Full review →


Travel + Leisure

This 14-story hotel with brick siding dates to 1913 in downtown Portland, featuring premium century-old elements like Italian marble, Austrian crystal chandeliers, and Russian walnut. Full review →

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309 Southwest Broadway, Portland, OR 97205

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